Study hypothesis, outcomes and endpoints

The rationale of the ACTIVAGE LSP Protocol is: to provide approaches and instruments for Impact EVIDENCE generation towards complex innovative solutions including technology, services, organizational approaches, and involving various stakeholders in order to provide decision makers with concrete elements to overcome market fragmentations and sustain services’ quality.

In order to achieve such goal, the Protocol has been designed starting from a specific ACTIVAGE’s Study Hypothesis.

Study hypothesis

IoT technologies are beneficial for elderly QoL management and that AHA-IoT deployed services are sustainable in the short-medium run from both elderly and public/private authorities’ standpoints.

In order to address it, the Protocol has been based on a structured approach supporting the scaling up from local to global perspective, that means to collect, aggregate and analyse local data from different DSs’ ecosystems to generate a Global EVIDENCE about the impact of AHA-IoT ecosystem.

Outcomes and endpoints

On top of this, to adequately manage the study complexity (e.g. multicentre, multi-services and, multidimensional study) and to assess the validity of the aforementioned Study Hypothesis, the following Outcomes and Primary and Secondary endpoints have been defined.

Primary Outcome of the protocol is that ACTIVAGE AHA – IoT services have a positive impact on the following primary endpoints referring to the QoL category:

  • users’ QoL
  • users’ Social Isolation
  • users’ Physical activity

Secondary Outcomes of the protocol show ACTIVAGE AHA – IoT services have a positive impact on the services Sustainability and Innovation & Growth dimension. These outcomes are measured through the following secondary endpoints:

Sustainability:

  • Users’ acceptance
  • Cost effectiveness

Innovation & Growth:

  • Local replication plans
  • Synergies among ACTIVAGE members for market growth